Kite Biographies


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Nick James

Artist James is known for his on-site installations at European kite festivals as well as innovative kites that are understated gems. He is...
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Nick Morse

One of the principle members of the English group that made and flew a Cody-style man-lifting system in the 1970s, Nick is known in the kite world...
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Nico Chorier

Chorier is one of the fine Kite Aerial Photography (KAP) practitioners. He has documented India’s Taj Mahal and Red Fort, helped to teach KAP...
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Nobuhiko Yoshizumi

Kyoto’s miniature master holds the world’s record for the world’s smallest kite and he is one of a very few Japanese kite makers who knows the...
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Nop Velthuizen

Writer of several kite books, including two on sport kites, Nop is a pioneer in kite buggying, kite boarding, and kite sailing. He and wife,...
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Octave Chanute

Like Otto Lillienthal, Chanute felt the path to human flight was through glider research. With Augustus Herring as his primary pilot, he...
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Orlando Ongkingco

Orly is an active flyer and kite maker in the Philippines. He is an active member of the ASEAN kite group which seeks to raise the profile of...
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Oscar Bailey

An early member of the American Kitefliers Association, Bailey was active in the formative years of the club. With a rare panoramic camera he...
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Oscar Frey

Researcher Frey was an early grant recipient from the Drachen Foundation and has become one of the top practitioners of KAP (Kite Aerial...
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Otto Lillienthal

The German, Lillienthal, raised awareness of the serious study of flight when he performed countless gliding flights on the fringes of Berlin....
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